Jayme Closs Enjoys Lunch with Grandfather Who Vowed to Buy Her a 'Big Steak' Once She Was Found

"Grandpa said since day one he was gonna buy Jayme a big steak when she was found!" the smiling photo of Jayme Closs read

After surviving 88 days in captivity, Jayme Closs has been enjoying time with her loved ones.

In a new photo, shared Sunday on the Facebook page called “Light the way home for Jayme,” the Wisconsin 13-year-old is seen smiling with her grandfather, Robert Naiberg, as they dine together over one of their favorite meals.

“We’re so blessed! Grandpa said since day one he was gonna buy Jayme a big steak when she was found!!” the photo was captioned by Closs’ family friend, Jennifer Halvorson‎.

“Well here it is he bought her steak and they had lunch together at his house!!” Halvorson’s caption read.

Light the way home for Jayme/Facebook

On Jan. 10, Jayme escaped alleged abductor 21-year-old Jake Thomas Patterson‘s cabin in Gordon after he told her he was leaving for five to six hours, police have said.

Outside, alone and confused in the sparsely populated woods near Gordon, Jayme raced toward Jeanne Nutter, a dog walker who later took the teen to the home of Kristin and Peter Kasinskas for refuge.

Authorities discovered Jayme went missing on Oct. 15 of last year, after her parents — James, 56, and Denise Closs, 46, — were found slain inside their home in Barron. Denise was Naiberg’s daughter.

Courtesy of Jennifer Halvorson

The same day Jayme escaped, she was greeted by a room full of her family members and returned to a new bedroom in the home of her aunt Jennifer Smith, who is Jayme’s late mother Denise’s sister and will act as the teen’s legal guardian.

“Everyone was in tears,” Jayme’s cousin, Lindsey Smith, told PEOPLE in January. “Jayme walked through the door with my mom and dad. Most of our family was sitting in my parents’ house. Jayme walked around. She had a smile on her face and she gave every person a hug. Everyone was in tears of happiness.”

For Jayme’s first meal back, the family ate “meat and cheese,” Smith recalled. “We just had snacks and meat and cheese. That was shortly after Jayme had got there.”

Smith also said Jayme was “doing pretty good” since escaping her kidnapper but was “still in shock that she’s back home. She’s nothing but smiles. I think it’s just going to be a one-day-at-a-time thing — figure things out as we go. Just make sure she has what she needs.”

If Jayme elects to return to Riverside Middle School, district superintendent Diane Tremblay told PEOPLE there are plans to ensure the transition is as smooth as possible. There is no return date for Jayme as of yet.

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Patterson is in jail on a $5 million bail, charged with murder, kidnapping and armed burglary. He has not yet entered a plea.

“This is a very tragic situation,” Patterson’s lawyers said in a joint statement, according to local media reports. “There is a substantial amount of information, interest, and emotion involved in this case. Mr. Patterson’s legal team will be relying on the integrity of our judicial system to ensure that everyone’s rights are protected and respected.”

Patterson’s lawyers did not return PEOPLE’s previous requests for comment.

Patterson is due back in court Feb. 6.

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